Thursday, 30 January 2014


A collection of facts about the Editor-in-Chief of US Vogue - the most well known Magazine Editor in the world.
1. She earns $2 million a year as the editor-in-chief of Vogue.
According to New York magazine's salary guide, released in 2011. Now that she also serves as artistic director over all of Conde Nast, we bet that number is even higher.
2. She is actually an awesome dancer.
According to her friend Barbara Amiel, who wrote about her in the Telegraph, Anna manages to be "persuasively sexual without obvious flash when she dances, which she does with a vengeance and irritatingly well." Who knew?
3. She was fired from Harper's Bazaar.
"I recommend that you all get fired. It's a great learning experience," Anna once told the Independent. She was sacked from the fashion mag in 1975 for pushing the envelope, styling models for a Parisian couture shoot with dreadlocks. "It was too much for them," she later told Hemispheres magazine. "That was the end of me at Harper’s Bazaar."
4. Suzy Menkes was at her 21st birthday party.
Menkes, the famed International Herald Tribune fashion critic, was actually recruited by Anna's father, Charles Wintour, then an editor at the London Evening Standard. Because of that, her friendship with Anna Wintour actually goes way back -- at a talk in May 2013, Menkes said she attended Anna's 21st birthday party.
5. She used to be the editor-in-chief of House & Garden magazine.
She was brought in in 1987 to revamp the magazine, and she immediately upped the glam factor by putting models on the magazine pages. The changes were so drastic the press came to jokingly refer to the publication as "House & Garment."
6. She actually says "That's all"!
Writer Martin Filler once recalled an incident in which Wintour, then at House & Garden, criticized his writing style. "You use too many adjectives," she said. "I don't like adjectives. That's all." (Emphasis ours!)
7. She has a son named Charlie.
Anna's daughter, 25-year-old Bee Shaffer, often accompanies her to fashion shows and the annual Met Gala. But her son, Charlie, avoids the spotlight and is rarely seen at his mother's stylish events.
8. Her favorite food is avocado.
And she will order it even when it's not on the menu.
9. She's had the same haircut for over 25 years.
Evidence: This photo, taken in 1989.
1- Anna Wintour has been the Editor-in-chief of American Vogue since 1988 (25 years).
2-She is a huge fan of “Fur” and let’s just say she is not PETA’s favorite person.
2- She has been wearing her signature hair style ( a bob ) since she was 14 years old (she is 63 now), if you are doing the math in your head that’s 49 years, wow…now that’s impressive.
3- She has become an important figure in the fashion world primarily because of her eye for fashion trends and for her support for young, up and coming designers.
4- It is said that she is cold, calculating, intimidating, unapproachable and demanding, earning her the nickname "Nuclear Wintour".
5- Anna Wintour receives numerous perks that come with the job including a chauffeur, a Mercedes S-Class (both in New York and abroad), a hair and makeup artist that goes to her house everyday to do her hair/makeup and travels with her, a $200,000 thousand dollars shopping allowance and the Coco Chanel Suite at the Hotel Ritz in Paris while attending the European Fashion Weeks.
6- According to the BBC documentary series Boss Woman, she rarely stays at parties for more than 20 minutes at a time and gets to bed by 10:15 every night.
7- Anna is a very discipline woman; she has a routine that she follows every day: She is up before 6 am, plays tennis; she has her hair and makeup done and then she gets to Vogue's offices by 8:00 am.
8- She is known for being very punctual; she always arrives at fashion shows well before their scheduled start. "I use the waiting time to make phone calls and notes; I get some of my best ideas at the shows", she says.
9- Anna always seats in the front at that fashion shows that she attends wearing dark sunglasses, she says that they allow her to keep her reactions to a show private. In an interview with 60 minutes she said: "I think at this point they've become, you know, really armor".
10- The movie “The Devil Wears Prada” it is said to be inspired by Anna’s life. She attended the premier of the movie and of course, she wore Prada.